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General Surgery Resident Profiles

PGY-5

Patrick Dolan
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Patrick Dolan, M.D.
  • PGY-5

Hometown:

Ashburn, VA

Medical School:

University of Virginia School of Medicine

Research Interest:

Outcomes, health policy, tech

Outside Interest:

Music, reading, gaming, running

Gregory Eckenrode
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Gregory Eckenrode, M.D.
  • PGY-5

Medical School:

Perelman School of Medicine University at the Pennsylvania

Matthew Iyer
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Matthew Iyer, M.D.
  • PGY-5

Hometown:

Fort Collins, Colorado

Medical School:

University of Michigan Medical School

Graduate Work Before Residency:

Computer Engineering, Bioinformatics

Research Interest:

Discovery of cancer biomarkers using RNA sequencing

Outside Interest:

Running, Piano, Video games

Kendall Lawrence
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Kendall Lawrence, M.D.
  • PGY-5

Medical School:

Wake Forest School of Medicine of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Research Interest:

Outcomes, health policy, tech

Outside Interest:

Music, reading, gaming, running

Jeremy Leonard
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Jeremy Leonard, M.D.
  • PGY-5

Medical School:

State University of NY Downstate Medical Center

Caitlin McIntyre
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Caitlin McIntyre, M.D.
  • PGY-5

Hometown:

Glen Rock, NJ

Medical School:

Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University

Research Interest:

Surgical oncology, HPB

Outside Interest:

Traveling, running, painting, art history

John Stratigis
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Johnny Stratigis, M.D.
  • PGY-5

Hometown:

Fort Lee, NJ

Medical School:

Tufts University School of Medicine

Graduate Work Before Residency:

MA Education Boston College

Research Interest:

In Utero stem cell transplantation, CRISPR, Medical Education

Outside Interest:

Cooking, drawing, mixology, discovering new music, traveling

Timothy Ullmann
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Timothy Ullmann, M.D.
  • PGY-5

Hometown:

Essex Fells, NJ

Medical School:

NJ - Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Research Interest:

Molecular mechanisms of oncogenesis and de-differentiation in thyroid and endocrine cancers

Outside Interest:

Sports - specifically college football, walking with my dog and daughter in central park, hiking, painting

PGY-4

Richard Cass
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Richard Cass, M.D.
  • PGY-4

Hometown:

Washington, DC

Medical School:

University of Maryland School of Medicine

Research Interest:

laboratory research on the molecular mechanisms of myxofibrosarcoma metastasis

Outside Interest:

Cycling

Christopher Chandler
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Christopher Chandler, M.D.
  • PGY-4

Hometown:

Smithtown, NY

Medical School:

Stony Brook University School of Medicine

Graduate Work Before Residency:

Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Abdominal Transplant Surgery

Research Interest:

Running, Biking, Soccer, Photography, Cello, Singing

Nicole Croteau
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Nicole Croteau, M.D.
  • PGY-4

Medical School:

Boston University School of Medicine

Jackly Juprasert
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Jackly Juprasert, M.D.
  • PGY-4

Hometown:

Huntington Beach, CA

Medical School:

Temple School of Medicine

Research Interest:

Minimally invasive surgery, opioid consumption after surgery

Mengyuan LIU
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Mengyuan Liu, M.D.
  • PGY-4

Hometown:

Philadelphia, PA

Medical School:

University of Illinois College of Medicine

Research Interest:

Tumor immunology, GIST, HPB

Outside Interest:

Cooking, 1000+ page biographies and farmers markets

Nicole Meredyth
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Nicole Meredyth, M.D.
  • PGY-4

Hometown:

Burlington, VT

Medical School:

University of Vermont School of Medicine

Research Interest:

Surgical ethics

Outside Interest:

Running, triathalons, baking, and cats

Alexander Peters
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Alexander Peters, M.D.
  • PGY-4

Hometown:

Riverside, CT

Medical School:

Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai

Graduate Work Before Residency:

Current MPH Candidate 2019

Research Interest:

Global surgery, health economics, innovative technology

Outside Interest:

Travel, scuba diving, guitar, puzzles

Matthew Wingo
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Matthew Wingo, M.D.
  • PGY-4

Hometown:

Chihuahua, Mexico

Medical School:

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Graduate Work Before Residency:

Medicine - Columbia P&S Undergraduate - Biola University

Research Interest:

Surgical Outcomes. Regenerative Medicine.

Outside Interest:

Travel. Discovering the many hidden worlds of NYC. Soccer.

PGY-3

Victoria Aveson
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Victoria Aveson, M.D.
  • PGY-3

Medical School:

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Panpan Chen
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Panpan Chen, M.D.
  • PGY-3

Hometown:

Sayre, PA

Medical School:

Albany Medical College of Union University

Graduate Work Before Residency:

Undergraduate: University of Pennsylvania, Medical School: Albany Medical College

Research Interest:

Abdominal transplantation

Outside Interest:

Skiing, mountaineering, hiking, cooking

Caitlin Finn
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Caitlin Finn, M.D.
  • PGY-3

Hometown:

Chapel Hill, NC

Medical School:

JS Weill Medical College

Research Interest:

Clinical outcomes, access to care, women in surgery

Outside Interest:

Cooking, travel, running, being outdoors

Josh Johnson
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Josh Johnson, M.D.
  • PGY-3

Hometown:

Uniondale, NY

Medical School:

Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Research Interest:

Endovascular Surgery, Thoracic Oncology, Health Disparities, Medical Education

Outside Interest:

Information Technology, Historical Literature, Triathlons, Basketball

Gregory Jones
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Gregory Jones, M.D.
  • PGY-3

Hometown:

Pittsburgh, PA

Medical School:

Commonwealth Medical College

Research Interest:

Thoracic Surgery; Lung Cancer Research

Outside Interest:

Scuba Diving, Skiing, Concerts/Music Festivals, My Dog

Jessica Limberg
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Jessica Limberg, M.D.
  • PGY-3

Hometown:

Toledo, OH

Medical School:

NYU School of Medicine

Graduate Work Before Residency:

Undergraduate: University of Michigan; Medical School: NYU School of Medicine

Research Interest:

Endocrine Oncology, Breast Oncology, Outcomes Research

Outside Interest:

Football, Hiking, Painting, Traveling

Andrea Mesiti
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Andrea Mesiti, M.D.
  • PGY-3

Hometown:

Albany, NY

Medical School:

Albany Medical College of Union University

Research Interest:

Clinical outcomes

Outside Interest:

Exercise, baking, reading

Dessislava Stefanova
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Dessislava Stefanova, M.D.
  • PGY-3

Hometown:

Marlborough, MA

Medical School:

Drexel University College of Medicine

Research Interest:

Endocrine, Vascular

Outside Interest:

Running for fun, hanging out with my dog, exploring NYC with my co-residents, traveling

PGY-3 Research

Solange Bayard
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Solange Bayard, M.D.
  • PGY-3 Research

Hometown:

Princeton, MA

Medical School:

University of Massachusetts Medical School

Research Interest:

Racial/ethnic disparities, breast cancer outcomes, triple negative breast cancer tumor biology

Outside Interest:

Soccer, painting

Caitlin Egan
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Caitlin Egan, M.D.
  • PGY-3 Research

Hometown:

Northboro, Massachusetts

Medical School:

New York Medical College

Research Interest:

Trauma, critical care

Outside Interest:

Exploring NYC

Jacques Greenberg
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Jacques Greenberg, M.D.
  • PGY-3 Research

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Hometown:

Philadelphia, PA 

Medical School:

Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

Research Interest:

Endocrine oncology 

Outside Interest:

Outside of work, I prioritize running with my partner and cooking dinner together. Otherwise, I love meeting up with friends, camping, and visiting our families.

Harry (Ben) Lengel
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Harry (Ben) Lengel, M.D.
  • PGY-3 Research

Hometown:

Wilmington, DE

Medical School:

Sidney Kimmel College at Thomas Jefferson University

Research Interest:

Thoracic oncology

Outside Interest:

Sports, Alabama football, and growing a jungle in my apartment

Lama Obeid
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Lama Obeid, M.D.
  • PGY-3 Research

Hometown:

Aley, Lebanon

Medical School:

Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar

Research Interest:

Public health, healthcare disparities

Outside Interest:

Online shopping for vacation homes I imagine I'll afford once I'm an attending, but not really

Jessica Thiesmeyer
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Jessica Thiesmeyer, M.D.
  • PGY-3 Research

Hometown:

Penn Yan, NY

Medical School:

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Research Interest:

Endocrine Oncology, Surgical Education

Outside Interest:

Power yoga, fantasy nerd, oenophile

Paul Shin
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Paul Shin, M.D.
  • PGY-3 Research

Hometown:

East Amherst, NY

Medical School:

University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Graduate Work Before Residency:

PhD, Yale University, History of science

Research Interest:

Surgical oncology

Outside Interest:

Family, food (cooking and dining), squash, and skiing

Matthew Skovgard
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Matthew Skovgard, M.D.
  • PGY-3 Research

Hometown:

Modesto, California

Medical School:

Tulane School of Medicine

Graduate Work Before Residency:

MS, Physiology, University of Cincinnati

Research Interest:

Cardiothoracic Surgery, thoracic oncology, lung transplantation, CAR T cell therapy for thoracic malignancies

Outside Interest:

Traveling Scuba diving Snowboarding Dogs

PGY-2

Miseker Abate
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Miseker Abate, M.D.
  • PGY-2

Hometown:

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Medical School:

UC Irvine School of Medicine

Graduate Work Before Residency:

MPH Harvard Global Health

Research Interest:

Global health/global surgery and healthcare disparities outcome research

Outside Interest:

Running, turbokickboxing, hiking, cooking

Misha Armstrong
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Misha Armstrong, M.D.
  • PGY-2

Hometown:

Jacksonville, FL

Medical School:

University Of Miami Leornard Miller School of Medicine

Cara Berkowitz
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Cara Berkowitz, M.D.
  • PGY-2

Hometown:

Cherry Hill, NJ

Medical School:

Weill Cornell Medicine

Research Interest:

Pediatric surgery

Outside Interest:

Running, cooking, piano, skiing

Elizabeth Gilbert
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Elizabeth Gilbert, M.D.
  • PGY-2

Hometown:

Orinda, CA

Medical School:

Weill Cornell Medicine

Research Interest:

Thoracic Surgery

Outside Interest:

Traveling, peloton, cooking

Lamia Harik
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Lamia Harik, M.D.
  • PGY-2

Hometown:

New York, NY

Medical School:

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Yeon Joo Lee
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Yeon Joo Lee, M.D.
  • PGY-2

Hometown:

Port Washington, NY

Medical School:

State University of NY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine

Research Interest:

Clinical outcomes and translational research in cardiac surgery 

Outside Interest:

Running, hiking, the Office, trying new foods, spending time with friends and family

Evan Lutton
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Evan Lutton, M.D.
  • PGY-2

Hometown:

Pittsburgh, PA

Medical School:

Katz SOM Temple University

Graduate Work Before Residency:

MD, PhD, Temple University School of Medicine

Research Interest:

Trauma and surgical critical care, transplant surgery, patient advocacy

Outside Interest:

I enjoy running in Central Park, spin, and exploring new bars and restaurants in New York.

Zachary Whaley
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Zachary Whaley, M.D.
  • PGY-2

Hometown:

Birmingham, AL

Medical School:

University of Alabama School of Medicine

Graduate Work Before Residency:

Stem cell research

Research Interest:

Oncology, surgical technology, medical education

Outside Interest:

Backpacking, solo travel, reading

PGY-2 NDP

Shaikha Al-Thani
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Shaikha Al-Thani, M.D.
  • PGY-2 NDP

Hometown:

Doha, QAT

Medical School:

Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar

Kamal Turkmani
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Kamal Turkmani, M.D.
  • PGY-2 NDP

Medical School:

Syrian Private University

Research Interest:

Surgical innovation and device development

Outside Interest:

Glass painting

Dimitrios Xourafas
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Dimitrios Xourafas, M.D.
  • PGY-2 NDP

Hometown:

Athens, Greece

Medical School:

Sapienza University of Rome

Graduate Work Before Residency:

MPH: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, MA: Cornell University

Research Interest:

Surgical Oncology/HPB

Outside Interest:

HIIT, hiking, international travel, movies

PGY-2 Research

Sarah Breves
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Sarah Breves, M.D.
  • PGY-2 Research

Hometown:

Charleston, SC

Medical School:

Temple University School of Medicine

Research Interest:

Surgical Oncology, mitochondrial bioenergetics and calcium channel signaling

Outside Interest:

Painting, yoga

Jake Connolly
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James (Jake) Connolly, M.D.
  • PGY-2 Research

Hometown:

Belmont, MA

Medical School:

Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai

Research Interest:

Genomic and "big data" thoracic oncology 

Outside Interest:

Hiking with my dog, exploring NYC (especially Broadway), acting as my husband's photography assistant 

Genevieve Fasano
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Genevieve Fasano, M.D.
  • PGY-2 Research

Hometown:

Wall, NJ

Medical School:

Drexel University College of Medicine

Research Interest:

Surgical Oncology

Outside Interest:

Spinning, fitness, vegan cooking, travel

Claire Li
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Yue (Claire) Li, M.D.
  • PGY-2 Research

Hometown:

Columbia, Maryland

Medical School:

University of Maryland School of Medicine

Research Interest:

Cancer immunology

Outside Interest:

Cooking and eating, pushing my dog to be his best self

James (Nathan) Mynard
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James (Nathan) Mynard, M.D.
  • PGY-2 Research

Hometown:

Chipley, FL

Medical School:

University of Alabama School of Medicine

Research Interest:

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Outside Interest:

Music, playing guitar, running, Auburn Football

Newell (Bryce) Robinson
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Newell (Bryce) Robinson, M.D.
  • PGY-2 Research

Hometown:

Cold Spring Harbor, New York

Medical School:

Wake Forrest School of Medicine of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Research Interest:

CT surgery, ECMO, quality improvement

Outside Interest:

Basketball, hanging with family dogs, college football

Pooja Shah
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Pooja Shah, M.D.
  • PGY-2 Research

Hometown:

Cupertino, CA

Medical School:

University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine

Research Interest:

Pediatric intestinal failure, surgical education

Outside Interest:

Attending farmers markets, running, cycling, watercolor painting, scrabble

PGY-1

Arpit Gupta
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Arpit Arpit, M.D.
  • PGY-1

Hometown:

Delhi, India

Medical School:

Weill Cornell Medicine

Graduate Work Before Residency:

PhD Theoretical Particle Physics

Research Interest:

Surgical Oncology, Developmental Biology

Outside Interest:

Hiking, triathlon

Sarah Hatfield
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Sarah Hatfield, M.D.
  • PGY-1

Hometown:

Portland, OR

Medical School:

University Of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Graduate Work Before Residency:

MPH

Research Interest:

Health Policy, Health Services Research

Outside Interest:

Traveling and exploring new places, hiking, cooking with friends and family

Nitin Jethmalani
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Nitin Jethmalani, M.D.
  • PGY-1

Hometown:

Gladstone, NJ

Medical School:

Tufts University School of Medicine

Research Interest:

Vascular surgery, prediction modeling, outcomes analysis, quality improvement

Outside Interest:

Hiking, kayaking, cooking, chocolate chip cookies, New York bagels

Alison Kearns
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Alison Kearns, M.D.
  • PGY-1

Hometown:

East Stroudsburg, PA

Medical School:

Lewis KatzSchool of Medicine at Temple

Graduate Work Before Residency:

PhD Neuroimmumology

Research Interest:

Trauma and the impact of the immune system on surgical diseases 

Outside Interest:

I enjoy spontaneously signing up for half marathons across the country, rescuing stray cats from the streets, and watching horrible reality romance television. Any vacation time I can get you will find me hiking/backpacking anywhere from Machu Pichu to the national parks.

Teagan Marshall
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Teagan Marshall, M.D.
  • PGY-1

Hometown:

Stering, MA

Medical School:

Weill Cornell Medicine

Research Interest:

Medical student and surgical resident education, identifying & addressing systemic biases within medicine

Outside Interest:

I enjoy being outdoors with my Siberian husky, Theo, and bird watching in Central Park. I am an avid runner and am training for the NYC Marathon.

Daniel Metzger
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Daniel Metzger, M.D.
  • PGY-1

Hometown:

Woodmere, NY

Medical School:

Perelman School of Medicine University Of Pennsylvania

Research Interest:

Surg Onc/ HPB, Clinical Research

Outside Interest:

Museums, Hikes, Seeing movies in theaters (RIP), Good old-fashioned family time

Bradley Pearson
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Bradley Pearson, M.D.
  • PGY-1

Hometown:

Midway, MA

Medical School:

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Graduate Work Before Residency:

MS Medical Sciences

Research Interest:

Surgical outcomes in liver transplantation, the role of living donor liver transplantation, pros and cons of surgical resection in nonfunctional pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors, the role of diet and exercise in post-operative wound healing

Outside Interest:

I love cooking and trying new foods, biking and exploring the city, and hiking, camping, and backpacking both nearby and abroad, favorite place yet - Phong Nha, Vietnam.

Abhinay Tumati
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Abhinay Tumati, M.D.
  • PGY-1

Hometown:

Plainsboro, NJ

Medical School:

Stony Brook University School of Medicine

Research Interest:

Clinical Outcomes Research

Outside Interest:

Playing Tennis, Watching Arsenal FC, Trying new cuisines

PGY-1 NPD

Al Hussein Alawamlh
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Omar Al Hussein Alawamlh, M.D.
  • PGY-1 NPD

Hometown:

Amman, Jordan

Medical School:

University of Jordan School of Medicine

Research Interest:

Minmally invasive surgery and bariatrics, pelvic and genitourinary disease, CV imaging

Outside Interest:

Soccer, basketball, DJing

Aakanksha Gupta
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Aakanksha Gupta, M.D.
  • PGY-1 NPD

Hometown:

Agra, India

Medical School:

University College of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Graduate Work Before Residency:

Research fellowship Weill Cornell Medicine - Acute Care Surgery

Research Interest:

Trauma, Vascular and Surgical education research

Outside Interest:

I am a big foodie and can be found trying out new restaurants in New York over the weekends. 

Muhammad Babar Khan
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Muhammad Babar Khan, M.D.
  • PGY-1 NPD

Hometown:

Swabi, Pakistan

Medical School:

Aga Khan University Medical College

Graduate Work Before Residency:

PhD in molecular medicine, Elmezzi Graduate School of molecular medicine at Hofstra-Northwell

Research Interest:

Neurosurgery - Skull base/ Tumor   Research: Modeling and understanding intra-tumoral sub-clonal interactions, novel clinical trial design

Outside Interest:

PC gaming, Cricket, Squash, Collecting

Stephen Mckeown
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Stephen Mckeown, M.D.
  • PGY-1 NPD

Hometown:

Richland, WA

Graduate Work Before Residency:

Police officer

Research Interest:

Neuroradiology (PGY-2 Diagnostic Radiology)

Outside Interest:

Scuba diving, kayaking, video games, auto repair 

Alexia Stamatiou
Alexia Stamatiou, M.D.
  • PGY-1 NPD

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